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01-26-2013, 11:06 AM #1
Some oil filter comparison information
I was doing some research on oil filters a few months back. I found a site that some may find helpful. It tells the square inches of filter material, manufacturer, bypass valve material , and anti drain back valve material of each filter. It is comparing the AC PF2 to other filters.
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01-26-2013, 03:37 PM #2
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I know a lot of people hate FRAM filters, but all I can say is I have seen 3 engines torn down that ran FRAM filters and they were super clean. I now run WIX or BOSCH just to try something different, but basically they all looked the same.2004 Chevy Colorado
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01-27-2013, 10:57 AM #3
01-27-2013, 06:14 PM #4
I guess I am paying $8 too much for the convenience of a 1inch nut on the end of it because I am too lazy to screw with an oil filter wrench to fit this car, and that truck, and blah.
It does have the most surface area though
This filter is a very close match to the Mobil 1 filter, which like this one also uses the original "performance" version of the Champion Labs design. The only unique attribute to this filter is the nut welded to the back of the can. This may be handy during removal, but it does increase the overall length of the can which can lead to clearance problems if things are already tight. They make oil filter wrenches in various styles for a reason. The K&N is an expensive filter for what it is, and you can save $2 by getting the Mobil 1 instead.
Average Retail Price $12 Overall Length 5.75 inches (including the hex head) Overall Diameter 3.66 inches Cartridge Length 4.19 inches Cartridge Outside Diameter 3.36 inches Cartridge Inside Diameter 1.70 inches Cartridge Pleats 57 Cartridge End Cap Type Stamped steel, with bypass valve in front Anti-Drainback Valve Type Nitrile rubber diaphragm Bypass Valve Type Spring-loaded steel Element Type Synthetic blend media, glued seam Element Length 90.5 inches Element Width 4.0 inches Element Surface Area 362 square inches Shell Thickness 0.020 inches Backplate Thickness 0.14 inches Gasket Type Nitrile rubber
01-28-2013, 03:48 PM #5
From everything I have read, Champion Labs makes the oil filters for AC Delco.
I stopped using aftermarket filters when I had my 1998 Chevrolet pickup with a 4.3L engine. When I used an aftermarket oil filter, the engine would knock for a few seconds on startup. When I switched to the AC Delco brand, the engine would no longer knock upon start up.
Since AC Delco oil filters are about the same price as the other guys, I just use them.
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02-17-2013, 05:54 PM #6
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That is pretty outdated information.2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Ex. Cab, Fire Red, 6.6L Duramax LMM Equipped with UTG Rocker Pods
AMSOIL is the only oil company that...,"Recommends 25,000 mile oil changes","Gives up to four times better wear protection","Warranties your engine against oil related failure"
02-26-2013, 07:05 AM #7
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06-02-2013, 10:18 AM #9
Filters are something I look into considerably, since I run commercial semi trucks. That being said, regardless of brand, I tend to prefer filters that use a synthetic mesh design as opposed to traditional cellulose construction. They tend to filter at a little lower micron level, while still able to provide excellent flow characteristics. They also tend to hold more and last a little longer, which is a major concern when going with extended drain intervals typically associated with OLM technology. Mobil 1, Amsoil, the extended life Donaldson's, etc use synthetic mesh design. They are top notch filters.
Now even though I prefer a synthetic mesh design, I also like Wix/Napa Gold filters. They are well designed filters with excellent construction.2013 Silverado 1500 4x4 Crew. 5.3L Auto.
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